Even some of the most experienced veteran CBD patrons can have incredibly low tolerance for smoke. Who could blame them? The entire smoking experience is often an acquired taste, with the smoking fit often considered a ‘small price to pay’ for the benefits that the process provides. Fortunately, however, there are other methods of CBD intake that won’t require a sacrifice from your end. In fact, CBD edibles may even add yet another facet of enjoyment to the entire experience.
Walk through your average CBD specialty store and you’ll find that CBD edibles make up a huge chunk of their inventory. Available in a vast array of choices, CBD-infused food and drink products is the latest, greatest, and not to mention tastiest way to get your daily dose of those magical cannabinoids.
The keyword here is ‘infused.’ To make any sort of edible, manufacturers need to incorporate the cannabinoid into the actual mixture of ingredients. This can be done by using any oil or cannabis extract that’s viable for use in food or drink. In some cases, the cannabinoids may have to be activate with heat, which is often why baked goods are the common choice for incorporating CBD into homemade foods.
Do keep in mind that there are some manufacturers out there that might peddle a specific food item as a CBD edible without it actually being infused with the ingredient. These will typically use CBD in the form of a spray or a powder that’s coated on the surface of the food. Coming at far cheaper prices, they may seem attractive, but they will not be as effective as CBD-infused food.
You already probably knew that reading labels is one of the most important things you need to do before settling on any sort of food purchase. And while you might know a thing or two about food product labels, there are a few extra bits of knowledge you need to fully understand a CBD edible’s label.
The expansive selection of CBD foods can make it overwhelming to settle on a specific item, but be cautious – there are a lot of opportunistic sellers out there that want to take advantage of unsuspecting buyers. Watch out for these warning signs whenever shopping for edibles:
Yes, they are. But unlike smoking or taking sublingual tinctures, they take time. On top of that, the digestive process can break down CBD before it reaches your blood stream, reducing the bioavailability of the product as it infuses into your system. In layman’s terms, you might not feel such a strong hit with edibles as you would with the same dose if smoked, raw hemp flower. But hey, you can always augment that by measuring your tolerance and working your dosage up from there.
The best thing about CBD edibles is that because they stay in your system longer than all other forms of CBD product, they also have far longer lasting effects. That and of course, the electrifying taste that most of these products leave on your tongue. All things considered, it’s not hard to see why CBD edibles have become a mainstay on the cannabis market.